A new approach of the constrained groove pressing process on Al5083-O alloy using PMMA polymer, without die non-friction coefficient: nanostructure, mechanical Properties and hardness

  • Hadi Tagimalek Semnan University
  • Mohammad Reza Maraki Department of Materials and Metallurgy Engineering, Birjand University of Technology, Birjand, Iran
  • Masoud Mahmoodi​ Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran


The Constrained Groove Pressing (CGP) on annealed Al5083 (Al5083-O) alloy sheets by means of Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA) polymer is investigated in this research. Input parameters include Traverse Speed (1, 2, and 3 mm/min), Pass Number (1, 2, 3, and 4), and Lubricants (Grease, Oil, and without lubricants). Reciprocally, output parameters consist of Nanostructure (SEM and EBSD images), Hardness (HV), and Mechanical Properties – Impact Strength (kJ/m2), Tensile Strength (MPa), Young's Modulus (MPa), and Elongation (%). Revealed by the results, the impact strength is gradually improved in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th passes by respectively adding oil and grease, compared to the state of using no lubricant. The impact strength results demonstrated that the addition of grease has a significant effect on the impact strength of composite samples. In order to build a high-quality product through the CGP process, it is very important for the mechanical properties to be based on the input parameters. In CGP processes, the Continuous Dynamic Recrystallization (CDRX) is considered as the ultrafine-grained mechanism. To predict the grain size evolution and the plastic deformation rate, the combination of Finite Element (FE) method and the ETMB model is utilized. Indicating the high generalizability and reliability as compared to other modeling methods, both the experimental test results and the ETMB model data, which have a higher degree of accuracy, are presented.

Mechanical Engineering